Visualization

Showing the stories in data through statistics, design, aesthetics, and code.

Deleted Geocities archive visualized as city

In a time long ago, there existed a place on the Internet called…

Rectangular subdivisions of the world

Eric Fischer, who continues his string of mapping fun and doesn’t even do…

Musical spectrum analysis

Jon-Kyle Mohr visualizes the musical spectrum of a song in this mesmerizing video.…

Imager shows cross-sections of everyday objects – analog version

GE shows how their body imaging technology can take detailed pictures of insides…

World population densities mapped

National Geographic has a look at where and how we live: The map…

BBC Knowledge

This is totally sunshine and lollipops, but it has a good flow to…

The United Kingdom of McDonald’s

In a follow-up to his ever popular McMap that showed distance to the…

Freight railroad mergers

Not many people ride the train anymore, but a lot of inventory is…

Breast cancer conversations

With Breast Cancer Awareness Month coming up in October, data visualization firm Periscopic…

Last.fm scrobbles as calendar heat map

Martin Dittus, a former Last.fm employee, grabbed listening data for staff, moderators, and…

Girl Scout cookie pie chart

With Girl Scout cookie season around the corner, Wired pies it up with…

Cost of 9/11

This Sunday will be 10 years since the attacks on September 11. Amanda…

Classroom seating habits

In college, I was one of those guys who sat in the back…

Five years of Kiva lending and borrowing

Kiva, the microfinance site, lets you give small loans to people around the…

Evolution of the Web

In celebration of Chrome’s third birthday, Google teamed up with Hyperakt and Vizzuality…

Getting around Chicago in 30 minutes or less

When you’re deciding on a place to live in a new place, it’s…

Price of weed

I was raised to always find the best deal whenever I bought anything.…

Generic terms for streams mapped

The names of places can say a lot about a geographic area. Derek…

Steve Jobs patents

Steve Jobs stepped down as CEO of Apple yesterday, and one of the…

Who owns the beer

When you walk the beer aisle at the grocery store, there are lots…

Growth of newspapers across the United States

The Rural West Initiative and the Bill Lane Center for the American West…

Mobile patent lawsuits

Mike Bostock visualizes mobile patent lawsuits, improving on a graphic from Thomson Reuters…

Google Map Maker edits in real-time

Google Map Maker is a simple tool that lets you draw your own…

The Sexperience 1000 shows a (statistical) view of what goes on in the bedroom

The bedroom is a private place, and what goes on in the bedroom…

Statistical Graphics and Information Visualization

The two differ in who uses them, how they are used, and who…

Rethinking the food nutrition label

The food nutrition label is on almost every food item, but it can…

Data visualization freelancing

In an interview with Enrico Bertini, Moritz Stefaner, whose work you’ll probably recognize,…

Find popular places to stay with Google Hotel Finder

When you’re picking a hotel to stay at in an area you don’t…

People moving

Hundreds of thousands of people immigrate every year, with some countries seeing higher…

US post offices spreading over time, 1700 to 1900

Using data from the USPS Postmaster Finder and the USGS Geographic Names Information…